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Tunica-Biloxi Tribe distances film from Hollywood producer accused of assault
Arts & Entertainment | Business | National
Tunica-Biloxi Tribe distances film from Hollywood producer accused of assault (November 16, 2017)
The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe and the producers of the critically-acclaimed Wind River film have cut ties with a prominent Hollywood executive who has been accused of numerous incidents of sexual assault.

Bill to end discrimination against indigenous women closer to passage in Canada
Canada
Bill to end discrimination against indigenous women closer to passage in Canada (November 15, 2017)
A bill to end decades of gender-based discrimination against indigenous women is inching closer to passage in Canada.

Brian Lightfoot Brown: Grandmothers are the backbones of our tribal communities
Opinion
Brian Lightfoot Brown: Grandmothers are the backbones of our tribal communities (November 9, 2017)
Myra Brown was brought up to understand the importance of family and of actively acknowledging her Narragansett heritage

YES! Magazine: Native women pressure banks to divest from big energy projects
Business | Environment | National | Politics
YES! Magazine: Native women pressure banks to divest from big energy projects (October 23, 2017)
Jackie Fielder: 'Indigenous women are the ones to call out injustice when they see it immediately. We saw that at Standing Rock.'

Mark Trahant: Native candidates cross Indian Country to raise money for campaigns
National | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native candidates cross Indian Country to raise money for campaigns (October 23, 2017)
We have the first round of campaign finance reports out and there are seven Native American candidates for Congress, three Republicans and four Democrats.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on public safety measures
Law | National | Politics
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs schedules hearing on public safety measures (October 19, 2017)
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is moving quickly on legislation to address pressing public safety and justice issues in tribal communities.

Mark Trahant: Native lawmaker Peggy Flanagan joins ticket for top office in Minnesota
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native lawmaker Peggy Flanagan joins ticket for top office in Minnesota (October 9, 2017)
This country has never elected a Native American woman to lead a state, or even as a lieutenant governor.

Sen. Heitkamp introduces bill to address 'epidemic' of missing and murdered Native women
Law | National | Politics
Sen. Heitkamp introduces bill to address 'epidemic' of missing and murdered Native women (October 5, 2017)
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-North Dakota) is seeking to bring justice to missing and murdered Native women with a new bill named in honor of a citizen of the Spirit Lake Nation who was brutally killed.

Department of Justice announces Indian Country initiatives after facing criticism
Law | National | Politics
Department of Justice announces Indian Country initiatives after facing criticism (October 3, 2017)
The Trump administration announced another round of Indian Country initiatives after facing criticism on Capitol Hill about its commitments to the first Americans.

Department of Justice won't collect data on Native human trafficking victims
Law | National | Politics
Department of Justice won't collect data on Native human trafficking victims (September 27, 2017)
The Department of Justice continues to resist calls to collect more data on trafficking of Native Americans despite pressure from advocates for Native women and key members of Congress.

Mary Annette Pember: New mural is a symbol of Native resilience in Minnesota
Arts & Entertainment | National
Mary Annette Pember: New mural is a symbol of Native resilience in Minnesota (September 25, 2017)
The American Indian Community Housing Organization and Honor the Earth unveiled a mural that demonstrates the resilience of Native women, Mary Annette Pember reports.

Mark Trahant: #NativeVote18 field grows with seven Native candidates for Congress
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: #NativeVote18 field grows with seven Native candidates for Congress (September 25, 2017)
There are now seven #NativeVote18 candidates for U.S. Congress -- three Republicans and four Democrats.

Mary Annette Pember: Native advocate can't trust Trump team due to instability
Health | National | Politics
Mary Annette Pember: Native advocate can't trust Trump team due to instability (September 21, 2017)
What is the Trump team doing about the Indian Health Service, which has suffered from chronic mismanagement and underfunding?

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs reschedules hearing on human trafficking
Law | National | Politics
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs reschedules hearing on human trafficking (September 19, 2017)
The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs will hold an oversight hearing on September 27 to focus on human trafficking of Native Americans.

Mark Trahant: Three fights ahead for the Native vote in United States and Canada
Canada | Environment | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Three fights ahead for the Native vote in United States and Canada (September 18, 2017)
A climate tax, a Senate seat, and the revival of a Canadian political party are three fights ahead for the #NativeVote in 2018.

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Native women blazed the trail with writings on women's rights
Opinion
Elizabeth Cook-Lynn: Native women blazed the trail with writings on women's rights (September 12, 2017)
We have been celebrating our progress toward equality in the modern world, and even Native women are thankful for the work that people continue to do for women in America.

New film 'Woman Walks Ahead' explores final days of Sitting Bill at Standing Rock
Arts & Entertainment | National
New film 'Woman Walks Ahead' explores final days of Sitting Bill at Standing Rock (September 12, 2017)
A new film explores the final days of Sitting Bull although the primary character is a non-Indian woman who faced criticism for associating with the revered Lakota leader.

Mary Annette Pember: New center offers support for victims of sex trafficking
National
Mary Annette Pember: New center offers support for victims of sex trafficking (September 5, 2017)
Lisa Heth bought a rundown motel and transformed it into a shelter for sex trafficking victims, Mary Annette Pember reports.

Mary Annette Pember: Tribes lost key source of food to dams on Missouri River
Environment | Health | National
Mary Annette Pember: Tribes lost key source of food to dams on Missouri River (August 29, 2017)
The near-extinction of mouse beans along the Missouri River is a metaphor for the devastating impact of US development of tribal lands, Mary Annette Pember writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Ruth Hopkins: The cycle of genocide continues with violence against Native women
Opinion
Ruth Hopkins: The cycle of genocide continues with violence against Native women (August 29, 2017)
Savanna Greywind, Carla Yellowbird, Barbara Kentner, Cindy Gladue and many others have had their lives extinguished violently and indiscriminately, Ruth Hopkins writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Two charged in connection with kidnapping and murder of Spirit Lake Nation woman
Law | National
Two charged in connection with kidnapping and murder of Spirit Lake Nation woman (August 28, 2017)
A North Dakota couple is facing kidnapping and murder charges in connection with the disappearance and death of a young woman from the Spirit Lake Nation.

Mark Trahant: Native candidates face uphill battles in the era of Donald Trump
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native candidates face uphill battles in the era of Donald Trump (August 21, 2017)
Imagine being a Native American politician in the Trump era. It would be an uphill climb to represent constituents as well as being a public advocate for Native people and community.

Sandra LaFleur: Let's return to our traditions by restoring power to Native women
Canada | Opinion
Sandra LaFleur: Let's return to our traditions by restoring power to Native women (August 14, 2017)
For First Nations, the end of the Indian Act is an opportunity to return to tradition and empower indigenous female leaders, Sandra LaFleur writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Mary Annette Pember: School offers safe place for girls on Pine Ridge Reservation
Education | National
Mary Annette Pember: School offers safe place for girls on Pine Ridge Reservation (August 9, 2017)
The Anpo Wicahpi Pine Ridge Girls’ School is getting ready for its second year of educating girls on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

Mary Annette Pember: Ojibwe women are the ones who hold everything together
Opinion
Mary Annette Pember: Ojibwe women are the ones who hold everything together (August 7, 2017)
Ojibwe women survived European attempts to undermine their role as ‘one who holds things together,’ Mary Annette Pember writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Opinion: International treaty can help protect indigenous women from violence
Opinion
Opinion: International treaty can help protect indigenous women from violence (August 4, 2017)
Tribes and cities can adopt an ordinance that reflects the principles contained in the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, Karen Melissa Hannel and Eric Hannel write in Indian Country Media Network.

Mary Annette Pember: Canada's inquiry into missing and murdered sisters in trouble
Canada
Mary Annette Pember: Canada's inquiry into missing and murdered sisters in trouble (August 3, 2017)
A national probe into missing and murdered indigenous women and girls has come under fire in recent weeks as Native leaders and even a former commissioner question its direction.

United Auburn Indian Community denies pregnancy motivated worker's firing
Business | Law
United Auburn Indian Community denies pregnancy motivated worker's firing (July 27, 2017)
The United Auburn Indian Community fired an administrative assistant two days after she told her bosses she was expecting.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs cancels business meeting and hearing
National | Politics | Federal Recognition
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs cancels business meeting and hearing (July 26, 2017)
Partisan bickering has once again derailed the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.

Report confirms Native women suffer from high rate of homicide in United States
National | Politics
Report confirms Native women suffer from high rate of homicide in United States (July 24, 2017)
American Indian and Alaska Native women experience one of the highest homicide rates in the nation and nearly half die at the hands of an intimate partner.

Navajo Nation citizen Carol Surveyor announces run for Congress in Utah
National | Politics
Navajo Nation citizen Carol Surveyor announces run for Congress in Utah (July 24, 2017)
Carol Surveyor, a citizen of the Navajo Nation, is hoping to become the first Native woman to serve in the U.S. Congress.

Tiffany Midge: We all need to champion our indigenous sisters except...
Opinion
Tiffany Midge: We all need to champion our indigenous sisters except... (July 24, 2017)
As indigenous sisters, we need to pull together and lift each other up, individually and collectively, Tiffany Midge writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Tiffany Midge: Even more hilarious conversations with my Lakota mom
Opinion
Tiffany Midge: Even more hilarious conversations with my Lakota mom (July 17, 2017)
Tiffany Midge, a citizen of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, is back with another installment of some hilarious conversations with her mom on Indian Country Media Network.

Terese Mailhot: Don't hang a red dress for me if I go missing or murdered
Canada | Opinion
Terese Mailhot: Don't hang a red dress for me if I go missing or murdered (July 12, 2017)
The use of the red dress to raise awareness for the plight of murdered and missing indigenous women is fraught with symbolic overtones, Terese Mailhot writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Habematolel Pomo citizen killed in domestic violence incident in California
Law | National
Habematolel Pomo citizen killed in domestic violence incident in California (July 6, 2017)
The Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake is raising funds to help the family of a citizen who was killed in a domestic violence incident.

Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is the most diverse on Capitol Hill
National | Politics
Senate Committee on Indian Affairs is the most diverse on Capitol Hill (July 5, 2017)
The Democratic staff on the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs are the most diverse on Capitol Hill, according to a first-ever report.

National Organization for Women elects Native citizen as vice president
National
National Organization for Women elects Native citizen as vice president (July 5, 2017)
Gilda Yazzie will serve as vice president of the National Organization for Women along with Toni Van Pelt, the new president.

Terese Mailhot: It takes a community to exploit indigenous women and girls
Opinion
Terese Mailhot: It takes a community to exploit indigenous women and girls (July 3, 2017)
For indigenous women the danger of exploitation is a constant threat, whether they are on the rez and off, Terese Mailhot writes in Indian Country Media Network.

Government worker suspended after calling Native principal a 'rabid s----'
Canada | Health
Government worker suspended after calling Native principal a 'rabid s----' (June 26, 2017)
An employee of Alberta Health Services in Canada has been suspended and a second is being investigated in connection with a racist text message.

Director of Office of Indian Energy deletes offensive Twitter account

Director of Office of Indian Energy deletes offensive Twitter account (June 23, 2017)
The Trump administration's director of the Office of Indian Energy at the Department of Energy deleted his Twitter account after The Washington Post asked about a series of offensive messages.

Native woman was jailed and forced to ride with assailant during trial
Canada | Law
Native woman was jailed and forced to ride with assailant during trial (June 22, 2017)
Authorities in Alberta, Canada, are investigating the treatment of a Native woman who was incarcerated and kept in shackles even though she was the victim of a sexual assault.

Shasta Dazen: 'Family Spirit' program incorporates our tribal traditions
Health | Opinion
Shasta Dazen: 'Family Spirit' program incorporates our tribal traditions (June 19, 2017)
For many new parents, especially new mothers, being understood, listened to and respected is very important, Shasta Dazen writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Terese Mailhot: We don't tell Native women how brilliant they really are
Opinion
Terese Mailhot: We don't tell Native women how brilliant they really are (June 16, 2017)
We need to tell Native women they are brilliant far more often than we do, Terese Mailhot writes on Indian Country Media Netowrk.

Tiffany Midge: Rejoice! We are now living in a post-sexist society
Opinion
Tiffany Midge: Rejoice! We are now living in a post-sexist society (June 13, 2017)
Hollywood has come through again for women, Standing Rock Sioux citizen Tiffany Midge writes on Indian Country Media Network.

Terese Mailhot: I cringe at what passes as Native 'art' these days
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Terese Mailhot: I cringe at what passes as Native 'art' these days (June 9, 2017)
Are Native artists and media failing to produce substantive works? Terese Marie Mailhot asks some tough questions on Indian Country Media Network.

Carl Tobias: Nominate Diane Humetewa for seat on appeals court
Law | Opinion
Carl Tobias: Nominate Diane Humetewa for seat on appeals court (June 5, 2017)
A law professor makes the case for President Donald Trump to nominate the first Native woman to serve on a federal appeals court.

Apology for Native woman denied use of breast pump for three days

Apology for Native woman denied use of breast pump for three days (June 5, 2017)
The chief of police in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, has apologized to a Native mother for the way she was treated in custody.

Leader of Yavapai-Apache Nation among 'Most Influential Women'
Business | National
Leader of Yavapai-Apache Nation among 'Most Influential Women' (June 1, 2017)
Jane Russell Winiecki of the Yavapai-Apache Nation will be featured in the 'Most Influential Women in Arizona Business' issue of Arizona Business Magazine.

Snoqualmie Tribe chooses women to serve in top council posts
Politics
Snoqualmie Tribe chooses women to serve in top council posts (May 31, 2017)
Following an election, the Snoqualmie Tribe's chair, vice chair, treasurer and secretary posts are now held by women.

Indigenous woman gains backing in bid for presidency in Mexico
Politics | World
Indigenous woman gains backing in bid for presidency in Mexico (May 31, 2017)
Maria de Jesus Patricio Martinez, a traditional doctor, is the first indigenous woman to run for president of Mexico.

Mark Trahant: Native woman seeks a seat at the table in Washington state
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Native woman seeks a seat at the table in Washington state (May 30, 2017)
Claudia Kauffman, a citizen of the Nez Perce Tribe, is running for Commissioner for the Port of Seattle in Washington.

YES! Magazine: Native birthing center maintains tribal traditions
Health | National
YES! Magazine: Native birthing center maintains tribal traditions (May 24, 2017)
A birthing center opening next year in New Mexico will provide a safe place for women and their traditions.

Native woman in skirt and sandals wins ultramarathon in Mexico
Sports | World
Native woman in skirt and sandals wins ultramarathon in Mexico (May 23, 2017)
María Lorena Ramírez ran the 31-mile UltraTrail Cerro Rojo without the aid of professional sports gear.

Activist Tara Houska lands on cover for magazine's 'New Icons' issue
Canada | Environment | National
Activist Tara Houska lands on cover for magazine's 'New Icons' issue (May 15, 2017)
The citizen of the Couchiching First Nation has been at the forefront of the battles against racist mascots and the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Sarah Sunshine Manning: Loving all of our mothers unconditionally
Opinion
Sarah Sunshine Manning: Loving all of our mothers unconditionally (May 15, 2017)
Loving our mother’s unconditionally validates their sacrifices this Mother’s Day

Tiffany Midge: Some hilarious conversations with my Lakota mom
Opinion
Tiffany Midge: Some hilarious conversations with my Lakota mom (May 15, 2017)
Sharing humorous talks with mom on Mother’s Day

Wilma Mankiller documentary set for world premiere in Los Angeles
Arts & Entertainment | National
Wilma Mankiller documentary set for world premiere in Los Angeles (May 12, 2017)
A new film called 'Mankiller' shares the remarkable story of the first woman to lead the Cherokee Nation.

Native leaders slam lawmaker for comments about village women in Alaska
National | Politics
Native leaders slam lawmaker for comments about village women in Alaska (May 11, 2017)
A Republican lawmaker claimed women in rural villages intentionally get pregnant so they can get a 'free trip' to the city.

Mark Trahant: It's time for a Native woman to serve in U.S. Congress
Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: It's time for a Native woman to serve in U.S. Congress (May 3, 2017)
There’s no reason why there won’t be several more Native American women, and men, running as a challenge to the Trump White House.

Indigenous activists reclaim nation's capital in defiance of Donald Trump
Environment | Law | National | Politics
Indigenous activists reclaim nation's capital in defiance of Donald Trump (April 28, 2017)
Indigenous activists are reclaiming the nation's capital as they push back against the Trump administration's environmental agenda.

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